Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) is being roasted as a “Not-in-my-backyard” hypocrite after complaining about the wave of illegal immigrants flooding the nation’s capital and utilizing homeless shelters and other city services.
Months after Texas and Arizona began busing illegal immigrants to Washington, D.C., claiming that the federal government is the cause of the overall border crisis, the nation’s capital is finally getting a taste of what border states have been experiencing thanks to the Biden administration’s lax immigration policies.
Bowser called the illegal immigrant issue “significant” and said that she is urging a coordinated federal response, going on to claim that illegal immigrants are being “tricked” into boarding buses to Washington, D.C.
“Well, this is a very significant issue. We have for sure called on the federal government to work across state lines to prevent people from really being tricked into getting on buses. We think they’re largely asylum seekers who are going to final destinations that are not Washington, D.C. I worked with the White House to make sure that FEMA provided a grant to a local organization that is providing services to folks. I fear that they’re being tricked into nationwide bus trips when their final destinations are places all over the United States of America,” the Democrat mayor said.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) has sent several buses full of illegal immigrants to the nation’s capital in an effort to manage the growing number of illegals pouring across the southern border. The governor’s order to bus migrants to Washington, D.C., followed complaints from multiple border communities about difficulties handling an influx of illegal immigrants.
Responding to Bowser’s comments, Fox News host Pete Hegseth noted how ironic it was for the mayor to call for a coordinated response from the Biden administration, considering the fact that it is what Republicans have been calling for since President Joe Biden took office and began chipping away at former President Donald Trump’s border security policies.
“I’ve been wanting Greg Abbott to declare an invasion which gives constitutionally the state of Texas additional powers. And I downplayed what he was doing on busing illegals to D.C.; I think I was wrong on that,” Hegseth said.
“They’re not being tricked. They’re being asked. They’re volunteering to go to Washington, D.C. as a result. Now they’re flooded in swamp. And she’s admitting what we always knew about big city leftist elitists,” the Fox News host added, noting that Bowser’s admission is that the “elite” class in the U.S. wants the rest of the country to suffer under their policy decisions, “as long as they’re in someone else’s backyard, not ours.”
Hegseth went on to wonder whether Bowser finally understands the real plight of officials in border states like New Mexico, Texas and Arizona where illegal immigrants have been flooding across the border from Mexico en masse for years.
“It’s one of the best examples we’ve seen yet of the complete double standard they live in. She just she said it on TV for us,” he said.
Gov. Abbott also responded to Bowser’s comments in a statement to the Daily Mail via his spokeswoman, Renae Eze, noting that the D.C. mayor is only seeing a “fraction of the disaster” that exists at the U.S.-Mexico border.
“Border communities are overrun and overwhelmed, and Governor Abbott launched the border bus mission back in April to help provide support to these communities pleading for help where the Biden Administration is dumping migrants,” the statement read.
“With our nation’s capital now experiencing a fraction of the disaster created by President Biden’s reckless open border policies that our state faces every single day, maybe he’ll finally do his job and secure the border,” the statement continued.